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Cyclops -- from Greek mythology
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The Aeneid
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  • With me, the rocks of Scylla you have tried; Th’ inhuman Cyclops and his den defied.
  • His brother Cyclops hear the yelling roar, And, rushing down the mountains, crowd the shore.
  • But let us haste our voyage to pursue: The walls of Pluto’s palace are in view; The gate, and iron arch above it, stands On anvils labor’d by the Cyclops’ hands.
  • The Cyclops here their heavy hammers deal; Loud strokes, and hissings of tormented steel, Are heard around; the boiling waters roar, And smoky flames thro’ fuming tunnels soar.
  • Ulysses with his men Have seen Charybdis and the Cyclops’ den.
  • …woolly sheep; Like him, their herds on tops of mountains keep; Like him, with mighty strides, they stalk from steep to steep And now three moons their sharpen’d horns renew, Since thus, in woods and wilds, obscure from view, I drag my loathsome days with mortal fright, And in deserted caverns lodge by night; Oft from the rocks a dreadful prospect see Of the huge Cyclops, like a walking tree: From far I hear his thund’ring voice resound, And trampling feet that shake the solid ground.
  • ) But, fearful for themselves, my countrymen Left me forsaken in the Cyclops’ den.

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  • In Homer’s Odyssey, Odysseus outsmarts a Cyclops who intends to eat Odysseus and some of his men.
  • It took Eleanor a couple weeks to figure out that Scott Summcrs and Cyclops were the same guy, and she still wasn’t sure what was up with Phoenix.
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park

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